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slatey

adjective slatier or slatiest
  1. Irish informal slightly mad; crazy
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Historical Examples

  • There was only slatey void, through which he was going on for ever.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis

  • And because that was the year your father bought the whole of Slatey Gap.

    Devon Boys

    George Manville Fenn

  • The sky, which from blue had become white, was now turning from white to a slatey grey.

  • He has a prominent nose, slatey grey eyes and a certain heaviness about the mouth.

    Kipps

    H. G. Wells

  • In the adult the brown of the upper plumage assumes a slatey grey hue, and the edgings of lighter colour vanish.